Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre

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Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre is an Australian immigration detention facility in Maribyrnong, Victoria. The centre was originally opened in 1966, as the Maribyrnong Migrant Hostel, then later the Midway (Migrant) Hostel in the late 1960s. The Phillip Migrant Hostel was added later.

The current Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre was opened in 1983, set up for people who have over-stayed their visas, had their visa cancelled, or who have been denied entry into the country through international airports and seaports.[1] Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre is operated by Global Solutions Limited, formerly part of Group 4 Securicor on behalf of the Australian Government.[2]

Most of the original facility became "The Student Village" (a student accommodation facility for two antecedents of Victoria University, plus RMIT and University of Melbourne) in 1989. Victoria University took over sole responsibility for the student accommodation in the 1990s. In the 2000s what was the Phillip Hostel was demolished and redeveloped as private housing.

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  1. ^ "Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre". Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Immigration Detention Services". G4S. 2008. Archived from the original on May 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 

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Coordinates: 37°46′37″S 144°52′35″E / 37.776861°S 144.876263°E / -37.776861; 144.876263